Annual fee and insurance check

Every 12 months, building practitioners in Victoria must pay an annual fee and provide proof of the required insurance in order to continue carrying out building work. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) will send you an annual fee and insurance form (previously known as the annual renewal form) 6 weeks before the due date.

When you receive the notice, complete the following steps:

Step 1 – Pay the fee

Choose how to pay the fee specified in the notice. You can pay by:

  • credit card – please complete the credit card details on your annual notice
  • cheque or money order – please attach to your renewal notice.

Step 2 – Prove your insurance cover

Attach a copy of your renewed insurance, if necessary.

Unless you are a Commercial Builder, you must provide written proof that you have insurance that covers your registration period.

We recommend you contact your insurance provider as soon as you receive your annual notice.

Step 3 – Check your details    

Check your personal details are correct, and update if necessary.

Step 4 – Return your renewal notice

Return the notice before your current registration is suspended (the notice specifies the date).

If we do not receive your annual notice by the due date, your registration will be suspended immediately.

If we receive your annual notice after the due date, you will be charged a late fee of $30 in addition to the annual fee.

The annual fee and insurance process can take up to 10 working days, so please allow enough time for us to receive your notice before your current registration expires.